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San Diego City Council Votes On "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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The San Diego City Council has endorsed a federal bill to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The council voted unanimously for a resolution in support of an act that would allow gays to openly serve in the military.

That resolution is in support of HR 1283, which is the Military Readiness Enhancement Act that would allow gays to openly serve in the armed forces without fear of discrimination.

Similar resolutions have been passed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Palm Springs, Chicago and New York City.

The legislation was first introduced in 2005 and is now being reintroduced by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek.

The San Diego Human Relations Commission, an advisory group, sought the council's support for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which was signed into law in 1993.

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